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Good low power card for skyrim

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December 30, 2011 8:47:19 PM

a friend of mine wants to play the new Skyrim

his specs

Phenom x3 8550 2.2ghz
4gb ddr2 @800mhz
Nvidia 9400GT (just broke, hence the new card)
200w power supply

Junk computer i know, his highest resolution is 1280x720. He's fine playing it on low settings

the power supply is really whats stopping me from picking a better card, so i need something that uses the same amount of power as a 9400gt. any luck? or is it hopeless?
December 30, 2011 9:32:09 PM

basically http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-performance-... and when you find a card better or the same as your 9400gt you have a look at the card some other place. If it needs extra power plug, it will draw too much power, go for a smaller card that doesn't need an extra power plug and you're set :) 
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December 30, 2011 9:37:38 PM

I don't know if you can even effectively run anything on a 200 watt, Im surprised your 9400 ran on it.

I think you'd be good to try and get another 9400gt since I don't have any idea about running stuff on a 200w power supply
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December 30, 2011 10:03:10 PM

The main issue there is the CPU. Even with a better gfx card you might not see any difference. But if you want a low powered gfx card, get something like a 5570.
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